Schedule

(Sunday) Schedule:

Meeting for Worship, 10 to 11 am

Worship begins as soon as the first person is seated in our circle. Spiritual Development First Half Hour attenders and their teachers quietly join the meeting at an appointed time (see below). At the rise of meeting there are refreshments for all.

Spiritual Development First Half Hour: 10:00 to 10:30 am

This intergenerational group for youth is offered from September through June, and explores topics of spiritual development. They join our Meeting for Worship for the second half hour. Adults (and sometimes older youth) take turns leading First Half Hour.

Childcare: 9:45 to 1 pm

Childcare for babies and toddlers is available in the gym during Meeting for Worship. These children are generally brought into Meeting for Worship at 10:45.

See Fresh Pond Meeting’s Child Safety Policy here.

After Meeting for Worship:

First Sunday: Monthly Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business — 11:30 to 1 pm

Our meeting for business is conducted in a manner similar to our worship. We listen carefully for God’s guidance — with mutual care and regard for one another’s wisdom. Ultimately, Quaker decision-making is Spirit-led, for together we seek unity with God’s will for the meeting. The co-clerks are the appointed servant leaders of our meeting.

Second Sunday: Quaker Cornerstones — 11:15 to 11:30 am

You may find previous Cornerstones information here.

In the past few years Cornerstones has blessed us with stories of an individual Friend’s personal spiritual journey​.  The focus of the story will now also be in response to any one of a number of Queries and Advices, found in the Faith and Practice of New England Yearly Meeting (our book of Quaker procedures and stories of our faith) .  As such we are deepening our conversations to be in dialog with the experience of the Friends’ tradition.

Second Sunday: Potluck — 11:30 to 12:30 pm

A monthly potluck under the care of the Worship and Ministry Committee. You are invited to share a meal with us and join in conversation and fellowship.

Third Sunday: Spiritual Growth — 11:30 to 1 pm

We join together to learn about Quaker history, spirituality, practices, and other subjects that build the life of our community.

Fourth Sunday: Women’s Group — 11:30 to 1 pm

Description here: Women’s Group 2019

Fifth Sunday:  Extended Worship — 9:00 am

Whenever a fifth Sunday falls in our monthly calendar, we begin worship voluntarily at 9 am for a time of “extended worship”.  Some Friends choose to begin worship at 9 am, and stay in worship until 11 am.  Others arrive and join us quietly at the 10 am time.

Upcoming Ministry and Worship meetings:

These evening weekday meetings are at 7:30 pm, in various homes.  If a meeting is on a Sunday, it is after worship.  Ministry and worship is a committee “of the whole” and open to all.  Locations will be announced after meeting, on our meeting google group, or ask a clerk!

2019

  • Thursday, November 14 (at Susan Z’s home)
  • Monday, December 16

2020

  • Thursday, January 16
  • Monday, February 10
  • Sunday, March 29
  • Thursday, April 16
  • Sunday, May 31
  • Monday, June 15